Free anti-piracy advice now available

The Merchant Maritime Warfare Centre (MMWC), a UK based, non-profit counter-piracy organisation, is to offer its ship support service free to ships in need. This is the first time such an extensive counter-piracy consultation service has been available without cost to vessels and operators, and marks the beginning of MMWC’s plan to provide structured best […]

Thome to produce cartoon safety videos

Thome Ship Management has entered into an agreement with an Indian production company to make animated maritime safety videos for the shipping industry. It has linked with Karishma Consultancy Services (KARCO) of Mumbai, to jointly develop high-end 3D animated marine safety videos. Thome believes the 3D animated marine safety videos have several key benefits over […]

DFM opens in Qatar

Dobson Fleet Management has become the first independent ship manager to be established in the state of Qatar by opening a new ship management office in Doha , Qatar, in partnership with three prominent local businessmen. The new company, which will trade as DFM Maritime Qatar Ltd, will work to strengthen DFM’s presence in Qatar […]

Mubarak oversees growth of box movements at the Suez Canal

Hosni Mubarak, the President of the Egypt, has visited the Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) to review the ongoing development and expansion plans of the five-year old facility. He was accompanied by a delegation of senior Egyptian Government Officials including Prime Minister, Dr Ahmed Nazif and the Governor of Port Said, General Mostafa Abd El […]